“Oh my goodness! This is sick — put this to music,” NBC’s Cris Collinsworth gushed on Sunday Night Football. “You have to be kidding me…That is absolutely impossible what he just did. That may be the greatest catch I’ve ever seen in my life.”
He’s talking about the insane touchdown grab turned in by New York Giants’ rookie Odell Beckham Jr. against the Dallas Cowboys.
Not only did Beckham turn his back to the end zone as the pass from quarterback Eli Manning closed in on him…
Not only did Beckham jump and reach above and practically behind his head for the ball…
Not only did Beckham reach — and catch the ball — with just one hand…
He held on, still using only that hand, as he crashed to the Metlife turf for six points in the second quarter.
He didn’t even use all his fingers on the catch.
Oh…and Beckham was fouled by the Cowboys during the play.
Here’s a look:
This may be an even more impressive angle:
And the astounded commentators have their say:
As you might imagine, Twitter went nuts after Beckham’s catch — but a few notable athletes who know greatness when they see it were equally impressed:
Late in the fourth quarter the Giants were leading the Cowboys 28-24, but Dallas took the lead back with a touchdown with only a minute remaining in the contest. The Cowboys held on to win 31-28.
This story has been updated.